On this "Thoughtful Thursday," I'd like to share a few wise words from Solomon. In the book of 1 Kings 3:16-27, we hear the story of two prostitutes who bring a child to the king for a judgement. We see mercy as the core judgment. 1 Kings 3:16-27 16 Now two prostitutes came to the king… Read More About This!
My husband’s grandmother lived 100 years. As my daughter said in her eulogy, she “saw 36,534 sunrises and 36,534 sunsets with her last being June 3, 2016.” For such a long life, her passing seemed peaceful and her funeral short for 100 years of living. Weddings and funerals are planned for days or months in… Read More About This!
A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook that there were times when the depression was almost unbearable. She is on her medication, she is praying, she is seeking ways to overcome. She is reaching out to friends for support, encouragement and prayer. But, there are still days that seem so heavy that it's hard to… Read More About This!
My precious niece is leading a Discipleship Now retreat this weekend and the theme is "The Neon Life." She asked several of our family members to send her a story of how we have experienced the light of Christ in our own lives. Honestly, the first thought that crossed my mind is that if my life… Read More About This!
February is the month of love and with it comes thoughts of warmth and thoughts of cold. Warm fires, warm hearts filled with love on special date nights are the things we think of first in February. But for some, there are cold memories that bring up pure hatred of abusers they may be living with now; or… Read More About This!
Down here in the heart of Dixie where our family and friendship roots run deep, you'd never dream that we sometimes have trouble getting along with each other. Forgetting the Hatfield clan with a patriarch by the name of "Devil Anse;" for the most part we are a civil society. Still, we do encounter people… Read More About This!
Bringing home the yule log in certain European countries involves picking a special "block" of wood to burn on Christmas Eve. The Yule Log that I am referring to will be consumed, but hopefully, never burned. When my kids were little, our traditional Christmas meal dessert was a yule log cake. I found the recipe… Read More About This!
I'm sure most of you are familiar with Seinfeld's episode called "The Yada, Yada," but did you know that yada in Hebrew means to ascertain by seeing. Today's post is all about the yada, yada, yada from Psalm 139:23: Search me, O God and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts. The word… Read More About This!
Man was created in a garden where he walked and talked with his Creator in the midst of nature. He made a few mistakes and needed help reconnecting with his Father. So, thousands of years later a baby was born outdoors, in a manger in the midst of nature. During a recent business trip with… Read More About This!
Is faith a gift from God or is it a gift to God? Abraham and Sarah were both living in old bodies and yet... With respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God. ~ Romans 4:20 Abraham did not waiver which in… Read More About This!